A journey through ancient Italy. 8 cities that keep eternity

Summer - the time of holidays and travel to distant countries. The south is attracted by the golden coast, sunbathing and warm waters of the seas.

But most tourists prefer active recreation with numerous excursions and immersion in world history.

Do you want to touch the medieval art and fully experience the atmosphere of the gladiatorial era and the Baroque style? Go on an amazing trip through Italy.

Which cities of the ancient state of the Etruscans visit to get acquainted with the richest cultural and historical heritage of the country?


Start with the Eternal City of Rome, the capital of Italy. Here you will find ancient ruins, wonderful basilicas, Renaissance time palaces and endless marble statues.

In Rome, a lot of attractions. Not enough for a week to get around the whole city and get acquainted with all the objects of ancient civilization.

These are the world monuments of antiquity, which are worth seeing in the first place:
  • Coliseum,
  • the area of ​​Venice,
  • Vittoriano,
  • Roman forum,
  • Trevi Fountain,
  • Capitol Hill,
  • Spanish Steps,
  • Pantheon,
  • Tivoli market town,
  • Roman castles, etc.

The Trevi Fountain is a mighty beauty!


On the territory of Rome is a tiny state - the Vatican. The residence of Francis 266th keeps mysteries and antiquities in itself. It's easy to speak Latin, meet representatives of the Swiss guard and, if you're lucky, get a blessing from the Pope himself.

The city of the Holy See is famous for its history of Christianity, carried through the centuries.

The Cathedral and St. Peter's Square, the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel are the sights of the Vatican, which enchant beauty, deity and sophistication. Here are masterpieces of world culture and holy relics.


Then the city of Naples, lying at the foot of Vesuvius. It is also called the "southern pearl" of Italy. The city combines all kinds of languages ​​and cultures, creating an inimitable "Neapolitan" color.

Clean air, the beauty of the Tyrrhenian coast and the proximity of the famous volcano will not leave indifferent any tourist.

Visit here the National Archaeological Museum, Castle Castel del Ovo, the Royal Palace and do not forget to stroll along the slopes of Vesuvius while the volcano is asleep.


Do not rush to leave the South of Italy without visiting the city of Pompeii. This is a true archaeological find, hidden from humanity 17 centuries under the ashes of the volcano Vesuvius.

You will stroll through the ancient quarters, look into the bakery and the barracks of the gladiators, admire the ancient mosaics and piquant frescoes.

Amphitheater, the gate of Port-Marie, the ruins of Pompeii, the Forum, the temple of Jupiter, the house of the Faun - and you are mentally resident of the ancient city.


Siena is a conservative settlement in Italy and a true embodiment of a medieval city. This object of antiquity is protected by UNESCO.

Residents pride themselves on the ancient appearance of the city, keep sacred traditions and honor manners. Here time stops, and the soul calms down.

Piazza del Campo, the Duomo, the Basilica of San Domenico, the Todescanini Piccolomini Palace, the Tower of Torre del Manja - you will not leave until you see the other cultural sites of the city.

Siena - a place for a calm and peaceful life


Pisa is associated with people with the famous "falling tower". Tourists travel a distance to take a picture with a snow-white belfry.

In the city there are other ancient monuments worthy of attention: the Field of Miracles, the Cathedral, the Baptistery, Santa Maria della Spina and others.

Another Pisa called "city of students." Here is the oldest university in Europe.


Florence - the first European capital of the arts - the cradle of the Renaissance. The most famous painters and architects - Michelangelo, Donatello, Dante, Galileo - worked here in ancient times. Another city was considered the center of trade and finance.

Acquaintance with the cultural center of Italy, start with the gallery Ufizzi - Museum of European fine arts. Only here you will see the tide of Michelangelo's "Holy Family", the work of Gentile da Fabriano "Worship of the Volkhov", etc.


Well, and how without Venice - "Queen of the Adriatic" - a peaceful town, swaying on the waves of the blue lagoon! Might, Majesty and wisdom of centuries is felt here on every street.

The Doge's Palace - the former residence of the Venetian rulers - is amazing with the magnificence of the paintings and the beauty of the decoration.

And finally, ride a gondola along the narrow canals of the Venetian Gulf, stroll through the intricate quarters of the city, go to the museum of Murano glassware and buy a carnival mask.

Fabulous and inimitable Venice

In Italy you fall in love the first time and forever. And once you visit it, you come back here again and again.

Enjoy your trip and unforgettable emotions!
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Анна Авдышева

Good health to everyone! I'm a geologist, accountant, journalist. I feed the passion for classical literature and active recreation. I'm writing about everything that's interesting. I love life, I strive for cherished goals and enjoy creativity.

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